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that your television is watching you? creepy new technology to tell you about. breaking news is the second hour of "happening now" starts right now. jenna: we are already creeped out already. greg: let's move on. two stars to the republican party laying out their vision for the future. welcome to a brand-new hour of "happening now." jenna: we are glad you are watching. the gop not wasting any time looking ahead to the 2016 presidential campaign. two possible candidates on the same stage last night. paul ryan, who ran for vice president, the keynote speaker. at the dinner he also had someone with him. someone we are familiar with, senator marco rubio from florida. here is mr. ryan talking about the american dream. >> we need to carry on and keep fighting for the american idea. believe that everyone should have the opportunity to rise. to escape from poverty. to achieve whatever your god-given talents and hard work enable you to achieve. jenna: paul ryan says that for too many americans, that promises not being met. marco rubio saying that big government cannot substitute for a thriving free
technology for long range ballistic missiles capable of hitting the u.s. talk about it with david albright, president of institute for science and international security. he is also a former weapons inspector and one of a handful of americans who has actually visited north korea. david, you say that north korea wants to be able to threaten the united states. why? >> well i think they see the united states as an enemy. so i would say that this, the launch does happen it is not to celebrate the anniversary of, or to mourn, whatever you want to say the death of kim jong-il last december. that they are doing this test to further their own national security interests and, one of those interests is to have a robust, i would argue, nuclear deterrent against the united states. now, i would also add that they are more than willing to negotiate about that. i don't think it's inevitable that north korea would have nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles aimed at the united states but i do think they intend to try to accomplish that and this launch is a step, probably an early step, in terms of the developi
calling it a test of technology for a missile that could be eventually used in a nuclear attack. many saying this is a huge threat to regional security. north korea is insisting it is just a peaceful effort to put a satellite into orbit. right now the u.n. security council is meeting behind closed doors to discuss a response. in the meantime a lot of talk happening in d.c. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon with more on this. so far, what is the reaction? >> reporter: we heard from u.s. officials, they are calling this very highly provocative act. it has been a swift response. we have a statement from national security council spokesman tommy vitter. he said, quote, this action is yet another example of north korea's pattern of irresponsible behavior. the united states remains vigilant in the face of north korean provocations and fully committed to the security of our allies in the region, devoting scarce resources to the development of ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons has not brought north korea security and skaept tans by the international
for testing technology for missiles that could reach los angeles. north korea denies that, saying listen this isn't a rocket but a weather satellite we're putting into orbit. gordon chang is next. he is laughing a little bit. author of the coming collapse of china. he has written about north korea. what is going on there? >> north koreans want to launch and people focus on political issues, for instance this is the first anniversary of kim jong-un's rule because his dad died in the middle of december. i think it is because iran. iranians want a long-range missile. the north koreans have to test it to know it works and north koreans need the cash and iranians will not buy something that fails. jenna: that is interesting. since that time, iran says we're not in any sort of business with north korea. that's what they say. >> right. jenna: it is up to us to be skeptical to look into this. what makes you really believe the connection is being made? >> we know who is in another cree for iran. it is rep sentsd -- representatives of the industrial group. they are the people who at the end of las
into orbit, but the u.s. says it is a cover for testing ballistic missile technology. jon: right now angry protests erupting in michigan as state lawmakers pass a right-to-work law last night. it's a state dominated by organized labor. union members are blasting the new measure saying it will weaken unions. right to work bans unions from forcing workers to pay union dues. mike tobin has more from our chicago bureau. what happened there, mike? >> reporter: well, jon, a spokesman for the democratic caw can cuts in michigan just told me they cannot stop from passage the legislation that governor rick schneider calls freedom to work because the republicans simply have the numbers. so the demonstrations will continue at the capitol. as you mentioned, the demonstrations have already gotten ugly, there have been several arrests, pepper spray has been used, additional state troopers have been deployed today. and unlike these drawn-out labor standoffs we've seen in recent years, governor rick schneider has been able to slam this legislation through, and despite all of the visuals, he insists that h
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